Giving back to wildlife

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With fundraising initiatives around every corner, it is no wonder members of the public are unsure of who they can trust. It is said there are more than 1 000 organisations raising funds for rhino conservation alone, so at times it is difficult to know whether fundraisers really put the money where their mouths are. Is your hard-earned cash really going where intended, or is it absorbed by astronomical admin costs?

It is for this reason that Safari News decided to jump in and help credible organisations raise funds to support the work they do on an ongoing basis. We do not take admin fees away from organisations that need funding – all of your money goes towards making a difference in the work of these conservationists.

Pick your cause below, visit www.safarinews.org/adoptions and make your donation. It is the season of giving, so give back to the animals that need it most!

Help save Africa’s Wildlife!

Ready to make a difference? Identified the cause you want to support? Simply visit www.safarinews.org/adoptions to get the process started. Choose to make a monthly contribution, or make a once-off payment.

 

Photo: Ashleigh Pienaar

African Pangolin Working Group
International poaching syndicates are targeting pangolins on the African continent for use in Asian markets, where scales are used in traditional medicine and their meat is eaten. Approximately 300 000 pangolins were killed between January and October.

Funding required for: Sting operations, travelling to court cases, tracking devices and working with the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet who treats pangolins.

Donate now!

 

Saving the Survivors
Read our article on p44 about the work done by the organisation. They create hope from hurt by giving rhino affected by poaching a second chance. Other endangered species treated include the African wild dog, elephant, lion and pangolin.

Funding required for: Facial surgery on rhino affected by poaching, and surgery on animals caught in snares.

Donate now!

 

Okapi Conservation Project
These endangered animals occur in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. It is not easy working with and studying these animals in such tough conditions. There could be between 10 000 and 35 000 okapi left, but numbers could even be as high as 50 000.

Funding required for: Research, protecting the species, and community education and development programmes.

Donate now!

 

Ground-hornbill up close. Photo: Mabula Ground Hornbill Project.

Mabula Ground Hornbill Project
These endangered birds are slow breeders, live in communal groups and raise a single chick every six years. One chick reaches adulthood every nine years. The project manages the metapopulation in South Africa by harvesting the second egg from wild nests.

Funding required for: Hand-rearing ground-hornbill chicks and building artificial nests to supplement a shortage of nesting trees in the wild.

Donate now!

 

 

Lemur Love

ring-tailed lemurs

There are approximately 5 000 of these endangered primates left in the wild in Madagascar. Since 2000, populations have decreased by 95% because of illegal logging, slash and burn agriculture, poaching for bush meat and the pet trade.

Funding required for: Lemur research, creating employment, conservation promotion and micro loans for local start-up businesses.

Donate now!

 

Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection
The critically endangered West African chimpanzee has already disappeared in Benin, Togo and Burkina Faso. Liberia, where they are still found, has improved its law enforcement, so this has led to an influx of confiscated chimpanzees and orphans.

Funding required for: Caring for the orphans. They arrive suffering from medical conditions, depression and emotional trauma.

Donate now!

Help look after those that protect our wildlife – our rangers!

Why do Africa’s rangers need our help? 

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How can I help?

Ready to make a difference? Identified the cause you want to support? Simply visit www.safarinews.org/adoptions to get the process started. Choose to make a monthly contribution, or make a once-off payment.

 

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